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"Big Mac" Takes on "The Mick"
A Side by Side Comparison
by Lewis Early

Big Mac
(Mark McGwire)
Category The Mick
(Mickey Mantle)

Pomona, California

Birthplace Spavinaw, Oklahoma

October 1, 1963

Birth Date October 20, 1931

1987 - 2001 (15 years)

Career 1951-1968 (18 Years)

6 ft. 5 in.

Height 5 ft. 11 ½ in.

250 pounds

Weight 195 pounds


Bats Switch-Hitter


Throws Right

Southern Calif. Suburbanite, "Laid Back"

Personality Oklahoma country boy, "Soft-Spoken"


"Achilles Heel" Legs

Rawlings "Big Stick"

Bat Model H&B "Louisville Slugger" M110 1

34 ½ in., 33-33 ½ oz.

Bat Size 35 in, 33 oz.


Ball Manufacturer Spalding

Dedicated weight training

Training Method Smashing rocks with a sledge hammer all-day at the Oklahoma lead mines, farm chores, running for the fun of it

Defense: Mark was one of the best first-basemen in the game

Lesser Known Skill

Speed: Mickey was one of the fastest players in history

Career: 1 HR per 10.63 at-bats
1998: 1 HR per 7.27 at-bats

Home Run Frequency
Best Year

Career: 1 HR run per 15.12 at-bats
1961: 1 HR per 9.52 at-bats

Career: 9.4 per 100 at-bats
1998: 13.75 per 100 at-bats

Home Run Percentage
Best Year

Career: 6.6 per 100 at-bats
1961: 10.5 per 100 at-bats

0 4-Homer Games 0


3-Homer Games 1

(2nd All-Time)

2-Homer Games 45
(8th All-Time)
0 Hit for Cycle 1
9 Grand Slams 9


World Series
Home Runs
(All-Time World Series Record)
1 World Championships 7

1. Mickey often used any bat that was handy - some of his most famous home runs were hit with other player's bats. For example, he hit his 500th home run with Joe Pepitone's bat.


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